25 June 2009

Momentous Saturday

This Saturday, June 27th, from 10 AM-5PM is the first-ever-of-its-kind Trunk Show event at THE BLISSFUL featuring five local artists {four women plus one husband-and-wife duo}. We call it Indie Girl and we're pretty excited about it. Did you have a chance to check out our recent Q&A's with each artist? If not, click on each artist's name to be transported directly to the interview and put a face and a story with the name: Zoey Bond of love, zoey designs; Kathleen Houston; Angie and Tyson Lamielle of The Canton Box Company; Melissa Jackson; and Kelly McGreal of Strand by Kelly McGreal.

But what's an "indie" anyway? For a moment, I'll let Wikipedia do the talking: "The indie design movement is made up of independent designers, artists and craftspeople who design and make a wide array of products without being part of large, industrialized businesses. They are supported by a growing number of indie shoppers who are seeking niche and often handmade products as opposed to those mass-produced by corporations. . .The indie design movement can be seen as being an aspect of the general indie movement and DIY culture."

From the very beginnings of THE BLISSFUL, we have carried a wide selection of indie work that is handmade throughout the U.S. and beyond. Our point of view as a shop is to scout out and bring home that which is not otherwise found in our area. In an economy struggling in part because of the failure of large corporations to keep their promises to their customers and clients, we believe more than ever in shopping locally and indie as often as possible and supporting the types of small, independently owned businesses on which our nation's economy was first built.

On Saturday, we honor the local indie talent that has caught our eye. We are thrilled and honored to present these intrepid artists and their imaginative works to you and we hope you enjoy.

See you Saturday at Indie Girl! Please note that the shop will be closed tomorrow, Friday the 26th, for set up. We'll reopen at 10 AM on Saturday for the show!

P.S. If I were you, I'd shop early for the best selection!


relics said...

Love the Vue of Paris cuffs- which artist is selling those?

I love seeing things I've never seen before.


Hi, Deb!--

The Vue de Paris cuffs are actually not by any of our Indie Girl artists; rather, they are from another handmade vendor whose work we carry. All of the items featured in this blog post are sold in-store and are handmade finds from indie artists...just not our Trunk Show girls {or one guy}. Their amazing works will make their debut on Saturday morning. Stay tuned early next week for photos from the Trunk Show!